Wind-Driven Rain and Your Calgary Roof

Your Calgary roof has been through a lot and come out fine on the other side, then suddenly an especially blustery storm makes it spring a substantial leak. What makes one storm so much harder on your roof than another, and how can you prevent the Calgary weather from seeping through the top of your home? Read on to find out!

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When rain hits your roof in a primarily downward direction, as it typically does, any well-constructed Calgary roof will have an easy time repelling the moisture. Shingles—whether asphalt, wood, or ceramic—are layered to direct water downwards; the water hits the top of the shingle and rolls down to the next one, and so on until the water runs into your eavestroughs.

With very strong winds, though—something Calgary is no stranger to from time to time—rain can hit in an almost sideway direction, and that makes it possible for moisture to get underneath shingles. This shouldn’t be enough in and of itself to lead to a leaky roof, but any area of minor damage or wear on your roof can make a path for this moisture to seep below your roof and start causing moisture damage to your home’s interior.

The best way to prevent this moisture from getting into your house is to have your roof regularly inspected and maintained by a team of Calgary roofing professionals. If it’s been more than a year since your last roofing inspection, give us a call today!

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